Large number of residents submit petitions to Collector
Tuticorin: A mass contact programme, convened by the Collector, R. Palaniyandi, on Wednesday, at Ayyakottayoor village panchayat under Kovilpatti block, evoked good response, as a large number of residents gave petitions to the Collector seeking enhancement of basic amenities and free house site pattas.
In all, 128 petitions were received by the Collector, of which 61 were directed for redressal and the remaining rejected.
To the demands of the villagers to have a `kalyanamandapam' and more number of street lights in their village panchayat, Mr. Palaniyandi gave an assurance that their demands would be fulfilled before the end of the current fiscal. He said that development works would be taken up at Ayyakoottayoor village panchayat on an outlay of Rs.20 lakh during the current fiscal, under the All Villages Anna Renaissance Scheme (Anaithu Grama Anna Marumalarchi Thittam).
Under the scheme, streetlights, cement concrete roads, ponds, sports and recreation facilities, reading rooms and village markets, would be established, wherever they were necessary.
The Collector then disbursed old age pension to two persons, widow pension to two beneficiaries, and a solatium of Rs.10,000 each to the kin of eight accident victims.
He also distributed free house site pattas to 10 persons and patta transfer orders to five other villagers.
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Kovilpatti Panchayat Union, Murugesan and Radhakrishnan, the president of Ayyakottayoor village panchayat, Paneerselvam, and the Revenue Divisional Officer (Kovilpatti), Sudalaimani Pandian, were present.